S.A. film “Finding Lenny” wins International Award
Neal Sundstrom’s 2009 film “Finding Lenny” wowed audiences at the Pan African Film Festival in Cannes, France at the end of April 2010.
The movie “Finding Lenny” (90’) was filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa. The feature was written by Neal Sundstrom and Russel Savadier, directed by Neal Sundstrom and produced by Neal Sundstrom and Terry Vallet. The movie stars Barry Hilton.
This heartwarming soccer themed comedy beat 50 other films from around the globe to be awarded the “Dikalo” for best long narrative film (feature film).
The other winners were:
· The Dikalo for best documentary: «Harlem à Montmartre» from Dante J. James – Doc. - 83' – France / USA – 2009
· The Dikalo for best short narrative film: «Door to Door» from Ida Akesson – Comedy – 6'54 – UK - 2010
· The Dikalo Peace Award: «Balas e Pistolas / Bullets and Guns /Balles et Armes à Feu» from Francesco Cafua , drama-comedy – 80' – Angola – 2009
For more information on this festival visit the following website www.festivaldufilmpanafricain.org
“We are thrilled at the wonderful response we have been receiving from foreign audiences” says Producer Terry Vallet. Under the more accessible title of “Coach Lenny” this homegrown film is hitting a cord with international buyers, even being dubbed into French for Canal Plus.